Georgia-Pacific is teaming up with the Boys and Girls Club of Diboll to help students succeed in the classroom. For the second consecutive year, the local forest products company is contributing $5000 to support the Club’s “Power Hour,” a program that pairs students with academic mentors in an after-school study hall.
“Whether it is helping a child read, work a math problem or sharpen writing skills, Power Hour is designed to help students master core subjects and ultimately be successful in school,” said Steve Davidson, Boys and Girls Club of Deep East Texas Executive Director. “Without caring mentors and coaches to help club members with their homework, we would have kids at a greater risk of falling behind in their studies,” said Davidson. “Georgia-Pacific is contributing the financial resources we need for supplies, equipment and personnel for this program”
According to Georgia-Pacific Diboll Lumber Plant Manager Danny Wright, the Boys and Girls Club’s mission to enhance the lives of area youth through leadership and education is a key focus area for the Georgia-Pacific Foundation. “It is important that we invest in our future leaders and give them the resources that will provide a foundation to build upon,” said Wright. “We are proud to be a Boys and Girls Club partner and we applaud the incredible work provided by their staff and mentors.”
In addition to the Boys and Girls Club Diboll investment, Georgia-Pacific also offers support to the organization’s Polk County club.
Established in 1958, the Georgia-Pacific Foundation sets aside resources to improve life in the communities where the company operates. GP has worked with thousands of outstanding community-based programs, service projects and disaster relief efforts, focusing its investment in four areas: education, environment, enrichment and entrepreneurship.
The Boys and Girls Club is located on First Street in Diboll and is open to all school-aged children. For more information about enrollment and how your child can get involved contact 936-829-5711.